The Way I Heard It

The Way I Heard It

by Mike Rowe

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Emmy-award winning gadfly Mike Rowe presents a ridiculously entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of memories, ruminations, illustrations, and insights. It’s a delightful collection of mysteries. A mosaic. A memoir. A charming, surprising must-read.

Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It collects thirty-five fascinating stories “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Five-minute mysteries about people you know, filled with facts that you didn’t. Movie stars, presidents, Nazis, rank traitors, and bloody do-gooders—they’re all here, waiting to shake your hand, hoping you’ll remember them. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic—a memoir crammed with recollections, insights, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s remarkable life and career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432872762
Publisher: Gale, A Cengage Company
Publication date: 01/29/2020
Edition description: Large Print
Sales rank: 320,794
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mike Rowe is best known as the executive producer and host of the hit shows Dirty Jobs, Somebody’s Gotta Do It, and Returning the Favor. He also hosts the podcast The Way I Heard It, a collection of short stories for the "curious mind with a short attention span." As CEO of the mikeroweWORKS foundation, Mike has led the effort to close America’s widening skills gap and facilitated the granting of millions of dollars in work ethic scholarships.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

This Isn't Funny 1

A Hero Under the Influence 7

On the Importance of Better Driving 13

No Polite Way to Put It 21

A Patient Man 27

Another Tortured Artist 35

Size Matters 41

Can You Be There by Nine? 49

A Full-Figured Gal 57

The Orphan Hero 65

Something Is Missing 71

Words, Words, Words 79

Call It What You Will 85

Not Your Typical Homemaker 91

The Biscuit Bomb 99

The Men Behind Bars 107

The Cherry Pie Is to Die For 113

A Manly Man, a Gold Medal, and a Really Big Sea 123

A Tale of Two Pupils 131

Oh, Brother! 139

The American Rock Star 145

The 25-Million-Dollar Kiss 151

How the Game Was Played 159

The Mystery of the Vanishing Woman 165

His Last Letter Home 173

One Hell of a Toll 181

Breaking the Silence 189

Keep Your Voice Down! 195

The Biggest Name in Town 201

Charlie's Big Break 209

Bobby Brings Home the Bacon 215

The Greaseman Cometh 221

A Little Town Up North 229

Something Unforgettable and Real 237

The Star of the Show 243

Acknowledgments 253

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